SL2 Survival Tool: Don’t be a tool at the campsite

If you fancy yourself to be the next Bear Grylls, why don’t you do it in tech style with the SL2 Survival Tool. As the name implies, this gadget is designed to help keep you alive (or at least in good spirits) when you’re off camping, hiking or fishing. It’s a super-tough, compact and lightweight tool that is an upgrade from the popular SL3.

The SL2 features a serrated locking ‘A’ grade blade in an un-blade-like chic black, and comes with a Swedish Defense Department created, firesteel, which lights fires with ease even in a hurricane. To achieve this feat of camping ingenuity, it produces a 3,000°C hot spark for a smoking good night.

Ever practical, the handle of the firesteel contains a small but powerful waterproof torch, and in the body of this piece of kit is a piercing rescue whistle, and belt clip to help you out of a sticky situation.

Shop for it: iWoot


TRENDnet's 300Mbps Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader won't put your router out of a job

If you've been at it long, you're probably tired of forking over $100 or so every year for the latest and greatest in wireless networking. The TEW-637AP, thankfully, takes a different approach. Instead of chucking your current router, the 300Mbps Wireless "Easy-N-Upgrader" just jacks into an extra Ethernet port on your existing router, and relies on that old box to do the "routing" part. The TRENDnet unit deals with blasting the 802.11n with MIMO, for theoretical speeds up to 300Mbps. Seems a bit silly, but the $64 pricetag certainly bests your average 802.11n router, so it might work out for you if you've got a good thing going with your existing setup, and just need a little extra push in the bandwidth department.


Toshiba's new 128GB SATA SSDs -- hello SanDisk?

128GB of SSD. You long for it, you need it, and with any luck you'll have it when Toshiba starts churning 'em out for production by May. The new 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch MLC NAND slabs with SATA interfaces will ship in three capacities: 32GB, 64GB, and the big daddy 128GB. The new SSDs are based on the new 56-nm processes announced back in January. Of course, with Toshiba and Sandisk bedfellows in flash we're also expecting a SanDisk announcement on the quick -- certainly no later than CES in early January. No prices announced, though we anticipate the year-over-year reductions to continue, right boys?


We all know how first impressions count a lot, so having an original and stylish wristwatch can be one of the important points that adds more personality value to the owner. By original I mean unusual in terms of design and material, luckily enough, there aren’t many watches that use crochet or tapestry as their “substance”.

Having in mind that conditional characteristic, I present you two alternative watches that will make you go “pop” - the watchband on either one is made of Italian lambskin and can have a crochet handmade decoration, or a trimmed jacquard tapestry ribbon.

Both are a creative and unique on their own kind of way, the one made from crochet makes me remember my Mom and her projects to add crochet borders to all the towels she can put her hands on. Now that I have put 1 and 1 together, I think I could ask her to do some crochet on normal wristwatch bands and create my own Tiago brand, any takers?

Anyway, the watch faces are square shaped and measure 1-inch which is more than enough to view the time, the bands are adjustable so no worries about the size because (almost) everyone will be able to wear them.

The Crochet Trimmed Watches don’t feature anything high-tech, they only display the time which is the main feature of a watch, and for people that want something simple yet good looking, this is the right option that only costs $80.


Remote Control Dodgem Cars

Dodgem cars are just everyone's favourite fair ground attraction. The thrill of the chase, tail gating and side swiping your friends and family…it's a fantastic adrenalin rush.

Well now you can have all the fun of dodgem car racing in your own home with these fun and fabulous Remote Control Dodgem Cars from Boysstuff.co.uk

This mini bumper car set is fully loaded with everything you need to test your best driving skills against your opponent. It comes with a playing arena so the dodgems can't escape, remote controls with horn and joystick to control the direction of the car which can move forward, reverse, left and right, a reset button and all the sound effects you would want from a game of dodgems!

The aim is to hit your opponent on the side sensor at which point the car will let out a “Ding – Ouch” noise. The first player to reach 25 hits wins and the winning dodgem will let out a diabolical laugh and the game is won!

Who's the dodgem champion in you house?

Set Includes:

·Playing Arena

·Two bumper cars and two remote controls

·Game can be played by up to four people (2 individual sets required for this) but each person must have a different coloured car. Sets come with either black and red or blue and green pairs of bumper cars.

·Requires 12 x AA batteries (3 x AA for each car and 3 x AA for each transmitter)

·To preserve battery life, always switch to the ‘OFF' position once you have finished playing.

Available in red/black and blue/green.